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C. S. Harris (1)

Auteur de What Angels Fear

Pour les autres auteurs qui s'appellent C. S. Harris, voyez la page de désambigüisation.

C. S. Harris (1) a été combiné avec Candice Proctor.

21 oeuvres 7,685 utilisateurs 482 critiques 8 Favoris
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Œuvres de C. S. Harris

Les œuvres ont été combinées en Candice Proctor.

What Angels Fear (2005) 1,305 exemplaires
When Gods Die (2006) 766 exemplaires
Why Mermaids Sing (2007) 703 exemplaires
Where Serpents Sleep (2008) 600 exemplaires
What Remains of Heaven (2009) 537 exemplaires
Where Shadows Dance (2011) 481 exemplaires
When Maidens Mourn (2012) 423 exemplaires
What Darkness Brings (2013) 367 exemplaires
Why Kings Confess (2014) 339 exemplaires
Who Buries the Dead (2015) 312 exemplaires
When Falcons Fall (2016) 288 exemplaires
Why Kill the Innocent (2018) 266 exemplaires
Where the Dead Lie (2017) 246 exemplaires
Who Slays the Wicked (2019) 239 exemplaires
Who Speaks for the Damned (2020) 211 exemplaires
What the Devil Knows (2021) 172 exemplaires
The Deadly Hours (2020) — Contributeur — 150 exemplaires
When Blood Lies (2022) 142 exemplaires
Who Cries for the Lost (2023) 106 exemplaires
Good Time Coming (2016) 31 exemplaires

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Chat à Book Discussion : What Darkness Brings by C S Harris (Octobre 2023)
Let’s Meet the Author à Book Discussion : What Darkness Brings by C S Harris (Octobre 2023)
Chat à Book Discussion : When Maidens Mourn by C S Harris (Décembre 2022)
Let’s Meet the Author à Book Discussion : When Maidens Mourn by C S Harris (Décembre 2022)
Chat à Book Discussion : Where Shadows Dance by C S Harris (Octobre 2020)
Chat à Book Discussion : What Reamains of Heaven by C S Harris (Décembre 2019)
Let’s Meet... à Book Discussion : What Reamains of Heaven by C S Harris (Décembre 2019)
Chat à Book Discussion : Where Serpents Sleep by C S Harris (Mars 2019)
Chat à Book Discussion : Why Mermaids Sing by C S Harris (Octobre 2018)
Chat à Book Discussion : When Gods Die by C S Harris (Mars 2018)
Chat à Book Discussion : What Angels Fear by C S Harris (Octobre 2017)

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A perfectly enjoyable quartet of interconnected contributions set around the same cursed watch from the 1730s to the 1940s.
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JBD1 | 15 autres critiques | May 25, 2024 |
This is the first book I've read in this series, or by this author. It was a better than averagely written historical mystery, but I had a few complaints.

First, there were SO MANY CHARACTERS. I simply couldn't keep track, and eventually just had to let the names wash over me without impression.

Second, almost every scene had the hero, Sebastian St. Cyr, asking questions of someone about the murder of Dr. Pelletan. I know it's an investigation, but after a while the scenes seemed all the same: St. Cyr asks someone about the murder, they deny everything, he learns nothing. Or he learns a small something. On to the next.

Third, there's a LOT of talking about the missing/presumed dead heir to the French throne, the lost Dauphin. I get that this is a big deal, but St. Cyr repeatedly goes over the same information as he talks to all the people. Enough already! Summary, please!

So with all that, it only gets three stars from me, and an ambivalence about reading more in this series.
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TheGalaxyGirl | 24 autres critiques | May 17, 2024 |
Why Kings Confess is a mystery full of twists and turns, involving both Sebastian's past and whether or not the lost dauphin/Louis XVII secretly survived. Even though Hero is heavily pregnant in this entry in the series, she still helps to solve the murder and save the day before she gives birth.

This book introduces Alexandrie Sauvage, a French woman who trained to be a doctor in Italy, but is not allowed to be more than a midwife in England. Certainly her advice to Hero is much better than that of the most acclaimed accoucher [one who assists at birth] in London, a pompous man whose methods made me want to scream and bop him on the head with the latest edition of Williams Obstetrics.

The question of Louis XVII's survival was more or less answered in 2000 with DNA testing on the heart saved by Dr. Philippe-Jean Pelleton: he probably didn't.
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JalenV | 24 autres critiques | May 14, 2024 |
Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is drawn into Where Shadows Dance, his sixth murder mystery, through his surgeon and anatomist friend, Paul Gibson.

This is set when most people had a horror of having their loved ones autopsied, even though future doctors need to learn human anatomy. That's why resurrection men stole corpses from their graves and sold them to doctors. Paul had wanted Alexander Ross' body because he had been told the young man had died of heart failure in his sleep. There was nothing wrong with Mr. Ross' heart. He was murdered.

By now, St. Cyr's strange 'hobby' of investigating murders is so well known in London that just asking about Alexander Ross has people wondering if that blameless young man from the foreign office was murdered. Mr. Ross' superior is most displeased.

Another subplot is the continuation of Miss Hero Jarvis learning that her request to know what sex was like before she died back when she and St. Cyr faced certain death, has left her pregnant. She's never wanted to be married, but doesn't want to leave her mentally fragile mother alone while she travels to far off places and comes back claiming her child is a foundling she adopted. Therefore, she accepts St. Cyr's offer of marriage, which will save her honor. Her mother is thrilled.

It's going to be a small and quick wedding: in-person invitations and arrangements take up part of the book. Lord Jarvis, Hero's ruthless father, is the political rival of St. Cyr's supposed father, the Earl. Worse, Lord Jarvis and St. Cyr are enemies. Both have the good of the United Kingdom at heart and are loyal citizens. The problem is that Lord Jarvis will not stop at having persons he considers a threat to that kingdom and its House of Hanover murdered. St. Cyr is passionate about obtaining justice for murder victims. Hero will have to learn to balance her loyalty to the main men in her life. (On the other hand, Hero can convey what she has learned from each -- with their permission -- to the other.)

We meet some interesting characters and another victim murdered in the same way as Ross. The second victim causes a bit of a problem for St. Cyr and Paul because Bow Street Magistrate Sir Henry Lovejoy wants Alexander Ross' body exhumed.

Actual historical events are involved in this mystery, one of which is the possibility of war with the Americans over the British navy stealing American sailors from Americcan ships -- and the American's desire to take over Canada.

There will be more murders before everything is solved in time for Sebastian and Hero to wed. This is not a soothing book to listen to for someone who wishes to be lulled to sleep, but it does help pass the time entertainingly if one is having trouble sleeping.
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JalenV | 26 autres critiques | May 7, 2024 |

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Œuvres
21
Membres
7,685
Popularité
#3,167
Évaluation
4.0
Critiques
482
ISBN
172
Langues
4
Favoris
8

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